Four Types of Projects
- Creative work - examples include studio art, directing a theatre production, and creative writing
- Scholarship - examples include archival research and document- or text-based analysis
- Field-based studies - examples include case studies, participant-observation, community outreach, and action research*
- Research projects - examples include developing and implementing surveys and conducting statistical analysis of data*
Other types of projects may be considered, with the following exceptions:
- Professionally-focused internships are not generally supported through this program.
- The program does not generally support projects that are focused on syllabus design, unless the Scholar can provide concrete plans for when/how they will teach the syllabus in the following academic year.
*If your field-based or research project involves living human beings, whether in a face-to-face or online survey context, you must submit the project design for review and approval by the Human Subjects Institutional Review Board (IRB) at IC before your project begins in the summer. If you're not sure whether your project falls into this category, you can reach out directly to the IRB for clarification (firstname.lastname@example.org). Note that as of spring 2021, all human subjects research projects must also include a health and safety plan to reduce risk of COVID-19 spread for you, other researchers, and your participants. This plan must be approved by the Health and Safety Advisory Group (HSAG). To simplify this process, HSAG has developed a template, available here: Health and Safety Plan Template for In-person Human Subject Research . This plan must be approved before you can submit your IRB proposal.